How to Create an Outline of objects with Clipping Mask And Arc Effect?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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I'm creating anew boat name, customer wanted an Arc on the name.


I Expanded A Font to outlines, Filled with a clipping mask and then applied an Arc Effect.

In order to create a "CUT" outline for Printing, where the decal is cutout,  I usually Select All and use the Pathfinder Unite to get an outline of all objects.

But when I do that, it removes the Mask & Arc Effect.  When I reapply the Arc Effect at the same degree it doesn't match up, I'm assuming due to the Mask being removed. 

Help! 🙂 

 

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Community Beginner , Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

I resolved the issue.  I redid the project starting by arcing the Text first, then expanding.  I expanded txt, then arced, which that's why I ran into trouble.

Thanks for the assistance!!!

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Duplicate all to another layer, then run your unite on that.

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No, that doesn't work. I've attached the AI file... 

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Did you expand the effect?

Expand appearance if it is an effect, or expand envelope, if you applied it via the Object menu.

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I resolved the issue.  I redid the project starting by arcing the Text first, then expanding.  I expanded txt, then arced, which that's why I ran into trouble.

Thanks for the assistance!!!

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